We love how the spirit of this old farmhouse has been restored with such care and sensitivity for its cultural significance. Transformed into a stylish luxury B&B in Portugal’s Algarve region, it’s a breath of fresh air that combines historic beauty, serenity and sense of space and comfort.
Situated on a hill overlooking the picturesque Algarve valleys below, this two hundred year old farmhouse is a stunningly beautiful and intact example of the traditional “montes” that are so closely identified with the area. Just outside of the little town of São Brás de Alportel and a short drive north of Faro, the property immerses you in the authentic feel of the Algarve.
Restored and designed by Flemish couple Frank and Veronique, the concept was to create a destination of simplicity and tranquility with an appreciation of the uniquely rural life of the region to share with guests.
Each of the buildings have been stylishly restored without disturbing their original character using natural stone and wood, and an almost monastic minimalism and serenity.
Featuring a total of seven en-suite rooms, each has been renovated for maximum space and privacy with all the mod cons cleverly integrated for comfort. Accommodating from two to four guests in each, the property provides the intimacy of a private estate.
There are several common areas inside and out with lovely gardens and orchards, a gorgeous black mosaic swimming pool for cooling off in the summer and delightful spots to laze about in the hammocks and loungers.
This small bed and breakfast in Portugal is a peaceful place of unique historic beauty, and serenity.
Breakfast served daily with espresso machine and honesty bar available for guests use. Wifi throughout, satellite cable TV, Bluetooth audio, Super king-size beds with heavenly mattresses and Egyptian cotton bedding, artisan soaps and personal amenities, AC in each room. Towels and parasols for beach use. Private on-site parking space.
Located just outside of the small village of São Brás de Alportel in the Algarve hills north of Faro, is an area of beautiful natural scenery dotted with cork and olive groves and many picturesque villages along lazy country roads. Don’t miss Cacela Velha, Querenca, Tavira, Salir and Loulé, all within a half hour. You’ll be twenty minutes from the coast and the the Rio Formosa National Park as well as some of the Algarve’s best beaches including Ilha Armona, Ilha de Farol and Ilha Deserta. An hour west is the Moorish town of Silves and resort town of Portimao on the bank of the Arade river. The southern most city in Portugal, Faro is the Algarve capital and has both a well preserved medieval beauty and a contemporary feel with it’s historic old town plazas and bustling marina.
Faro, Portugal. Nearest Airport: Faro Airport (15km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: The property is only open during the best seasons to enjoy the Algarve and is closed from November through March.
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